Objective: The present study aims to reveal the effects of the education program provided to nurses on their perceived obstacles to conducting scientific research and attitude for scientific research.
Materials and Methods: This interventional study in the pre-test post-test model was carried out between February 2018 and August 2018. The universe of this study consisted of nurses working in three major public hospitals in Manisa (N= 1023). The sample was composed of nurses who worked in these hospitals and agreed to participate in this research (n= 106). The sociodemographic questionnaire, the nurse and presentation subscales of the barriers to research utilization scale and the attitude scale for scientific research were used in data collection. The scientific research skills education program was presented to the nurses participating in this research.
Results: There was a significant difference between pre and post scores of the participants in the reluctance to help researchers, negative attitude towards research and positive attitude towards researchers subscales of attitude towards scientific research scale (p<0.05), but there was no significant difference between the pre and post scores of the participants in the subscales of the barriers to research utilization scale and positive attitude towards research subscale of attitude towards scientific research scale (p>0.05).
Conclusion: After the educational program, the findings showed that the participants reluctance to help the researchers and their negative attitudes towards research decreased, and a positive attitude towards researchers increased. As a result, while education intervention affected nurses attitudes towards research, it had no effect on their perceptions of an obstacle to scientific research.